Kristy practices family and criminal law, and she guides her clients through some of their most challenging and stressful life experiences. When clients are in the midst of transition and uncertainty, Kristy helps them to navigate the complexities of the legal system without judgement. She offers practical, direct advice to her clients to deal with the reality of their individual circumstances.
Kristy is a passionate advocate. She represented Dalhousie University at the Gale Cup Moot (criminal law) during her third year of law school, and since her call to the Bar, she has attended the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. She appears on a regular basis in Family Court, Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Supreme Court (Family Division). In addition to her family law and criminal defence practice, Kristy also provides independent legal advice and representation to victims with respect to their rights and privacy interests in the context of criminal litigation.
Areas of Law
- Canadian Bar Association
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
- Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario and Nova Scotia)
- Board Member, Cobequid Arts Council (Marigold Cultural Centre)
- Mentor, Junior Achievement (World of Choices)
- Former Board Member, Third Place Transition House
- Former Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada
- Former Volunteer, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service
- Guest speaker for the Council of Professional Investigators (Atlantic Chapter), “…With an ‘Eye’ to Litigation: Current and future states of the collaboration between investigators and lawyers” (May 2018)
- Nova Scotia Bar Admission 2016
- J.D. (Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2015)
- B.B.A. (Cape Breton University, 2012)